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Meet the MIT artist who builds with fungus and paints with swarms of drones

Digital Trends caught up with Carlo Ratti to discuss his past and future projects, and how he manages to blur the lines between architecture and art.

The best tech documentaries of all time

Love tech? Enjoy documentaries? Then, boy, are you going to love this round-up of the best tech documentaries ever made.
THE BOYS Season 2 Trailer

The Boys cast gives us the gory details on what to expect for season 2

Season 2 of The Boys premieres September 4 and the Amazon Studios series doesn't disappoint when it comes to shocking scenes, according to the show's cast.
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The Sims: Spark’d ends with its first winners and an uncertain future

The first season of The Sims: Spark'd came to a close with three winners, and an uncertain future for more episodes.
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Conservative, pro-Trump witches are flocking to Facebook

Facebook pages for conservative witches have cropped up, seeking to create a space for witches who feel marginalized by their more liberal peers.
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Why didn’t 3D movies and TV ever catch on?

The rise and fall of 3D TV and movies: How Samsung, LG, Hollywood studios, and the NFL killed a once-promising technology.
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Photography shows are going online, some for free. But can it replace in-person?

Photography workshops and events are moving online during the pandemic — so what will these impersonal events look like?
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Frustrated Chrome developers say they feel abandoned and stonewalled by Google

Google's Chrome Web Store has evolved rapidly over the last two years to fight spam and frauds. But for developers, the abrupt shift has been frustrating.
Singer Microphone Spotlight

It’s like Guitar Hero, but for freestyle rap

Want to learn how to freestyle rap? A new A.I.-assisted game aims to teach you exactly that skill. Here's how it works.
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Google Play Music is shutting down. These are the best alternatives

By the end of 2020, Google Play Music will officially be no more. Before then, users will need to find a new streaming home. Which service should you pick?
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How to play Microsoft’s xCloud on Android devices

Microsoft's xCloud is now available in beta on Android devices to Xbox Game Pass Ultimate subscribers. Here's how to try the games out.
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How these actors and filmmakers found success despite quarantine

Instead of being dominated by big-budget blockbusters at the theater, 2020’s biggest successes have largely been from smaller-budget movies.
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Making a personal oasis: How I built my own outdoor theater

There's a lot that goes into creating the ideal backyard home theater system, and it takes careful planning and building to get it right. Here's how we did it.
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For Chinese Americans, WeChat ban threatens their ties to home

WeChat’s future in the U.S. hangs in the balance following an executive order by President Trump, sending shockwaves through Chinese-American communities.
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Alexa vs. Google Assistant vs. HomeKit: Which smart home platform to choose?

Alexa, Google, and HomeKit all have different strengths and weaknesses. Before you invest in a platform, decide which one is the best fit for you.

Take-Two’s CEO has his doubts about a Netflix pricing model for video games

CEO of Take-Two Interactive Software discusses industry sexual misconduct, getting back to work and new pricing models in the video game space.
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What happened at the Sky Williams houses, from those who lived there

YouTube creator Sky Williams faces a litany of allegations from former housemates and members of the gaming community.
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The Reverb Remix community is YouTube’s sensitive, supportive refuge

The caring comments on “slowed and reverb” remixes on YouTube are a reprieve from the toxicity often found on the platform.
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Robots Everywhere: Machines that grow, cook, and serve food

We look at the three main areas in which robots are interacting with our food: the farming stage, the processing stage, and the cooking and serving stage.
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Can an air conditioner make you more prone to coronavirus?

Your air conditioning system isn't likely to give you coronavirus, but an unclean system can exacerbate other respiratory problems that may put you at risk.
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Third-person shooter: In-game photography is becoming an avant-garde art form

The use of in-game photography to document digital landscapes is booming. This story is a survey of some of the artists who pioneered this burgeoning art medium.
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Lululemon’s purchase of Mirror proves home gyms are the future of fitness

The pandemic is changing the traditional gym. People are still afraid, so there's been an increase in adoption of home gyms, connected apps, and subscriptions.
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How Netflix makes Arthurian legends feel new again with Cursed

The cast and creators of the Netflix series Cursed explain how it explores King Arthur's saga from a fresh (and female) perspective to make it feel new again.
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How data helps robot vacuums clean your home with maximum efficiency

Robot vacuums like the Roomba i7+ create a map of the layout of your home and use this information to more efficiently clean and navigate your living spaces.
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Black creators urge their audiences to sustain social activism for the long term

Black creators who have long been using their platforms to speak about inequality say that it is now up to their new audiences to help sustain social activism.

Aftermarket autonomy: This magic box gives your car self-parking abilities

Do you dream of never having to park your car again? STEER's aftermarket self-parking module adds autonomous driving to regular cars for a budget price.
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Robots Everywhere: The future of autonomous robotic deliveries

On this episode of Robots Everywhere, we take a look into where we are now and we are headed when it comes to full deployment of robotic delivery systems.
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I went to a gigantic virtual K-pop convention, and I saw the future

Nothing compares to a live music performance or the excitement of a meet-and-greet event, but KCON:TACT 2020 came surprisingly close. This is what it was like.
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Defund the Taser: Non-lethal weapons are just a placeholder for police reform.

Police departments and lawmakers have finally admitted that 'non-lethal' shock weapons can kill. They're also expensive and pointless. Let's get rid of them.
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What Comes Next: How tech helps transit and travel open safely

We take a look at the safety measures around public transportation and flying, and how those industries are aiming to tackle the spread of the coronavirus.
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Robots everywhere: Army of single-purpose ‘bots get household chores done

We can now control all individual household robots through one robot, creating a single point to guide the tiny army of individual robots around the house.
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Autonomous ridesharing isn’t dead: How Waymo is adapting to the post-COVID era

Waymo paused its Waymo One service due to the coronavirus pandemic, but it's ready to welcome back workers and riders, and it expects to keep growing in 2020.
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The future of smart home lighting is big on sensors, slim on apps

The smart light bulb made it easier for us to control them, but they've been slow with innovations of late. The future does hold some promising possibilities.
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GTA makes a run for gaming’s triple crown — and will likely achieve it

The legendary franchise has redefined what success is in the gaming industry and could become a staple game across three console generations.